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Discussion in 'Wear Os' started by timm9, May 20, 2017.

  1. timm9

    timm9 Well-Known Member
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    Purchased two of the newly released Verizon Wear 24 Watches last Saturday. We are very please so far...:)
     



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  2. lunatic59

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    I had never heard of the Wear24 before. I must have missed the announcement. ;) Is it tied to Verizon's network?
     
  3. timm9

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    It was released two Thursdays ago and is made for Verizon. We had initially been looking at other watches until we discovered that this new Wear24 is the only 'stand alone' watch with a radio., the others require your cell to BT to the watch with the obvious distance restrictions. If you forget your Cell it's no problem, the Watch works as a stand alone not unlike a tablet. The additional cost to your Verizon invoice monthly is $5.00. I was in meetings last week in Sacramento and loved seeing messages and emails without anyone thinking I was looking or playing with my cell...
     
  4. lunatic59

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    With Wear 2.0 you can use a watch without your cell if you have WiFi available, but not when you're out and about. Not being a VZW customer, that's not an option for me.


    I hear you about getting messages,but on busy days, it gets old real quick. ;)
     
  5. timm9

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    While I could very well have misunderstood, the Verizon Rep (who was wearing a Wear24) indicated that this is the only watch that will function without your cell and has a Verizon radio installed and takes full advantage of the new wear 2.0 app. All of the other Watches (we were in many stores i.e. best buy and 3 Verizon locations) required a Bluetooth connection and piggy backed from your cell. God how I wish receiving or not receiving calls, emails, and SMS was an option...
     
  6. lunatic59

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    Android Wear 2.0 is pretty new and not on too many devices. I'd be surprised if any Wear 2.0 devices were int he stores when you looked. The rep may be right that this is the only watch that uses cell towers' data connection.

    Check out the do-not-disturb setting. ;) :)
     
  7. timm9

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    I will!

    We were traveling at the time and had stayed in Reno when my Wife spotted the ad on her tablet which I assume is Face Book. We started at Best Buy with the newest release from Samsung with 2.0. Much to the young mans credit, after explaining everything we told him we wanted to purchase two Watches he then told us that the Samsung Watches that would be arriving in the next few weeks would be the Watches that actually had the Verizon radios in them. We asked who might have the Watches with Verizon radios and were told only at Verizon, hence the 3 stove visits to find what we wanted. While I did not verify that the newest Samsung ran 2.0 the young man was so honest I would find it difficult to think he mislead me.
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I believe the Samsung S3 smart-watch has LTE capabilities, and doesn't need to connect via BT to the phone. And apparently many smart-watches are now coming with cellular capabilities, which is what this thread was about....
    https://androidforums.com/news/some...connectivity-is-ruining-smartwatches.1147478/
    From yours truly.... :thumbsupdroid:
    Cellular enabled smart-watches are really for the benefit of the carriers, so they can grab even more money from you each month.

    I'll pass. Which I've done for every smart-watch so far.


    Mind me asking, how much extra is Big Red charging you a month for their Wear24?

     
  9. dontpanicbobby

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    It's a Verizon exclusive. I think you need a seperate number for that stand-alone feature.
     
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  10. mikedt

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    That's another thing, do you have to enable call-forwarding from your phone, so incoming calls go through to your smart-watches' number, otherwise you'd have to tell everyone to ring your watch instead of your phone.

    Although presumably Verizon takes care of that as part of the service for the Wear24? Other carriers might not though.
     
  11. dontpanicbobby

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    My sweetie took my smartwatch but she couldn't talk to it.

    Wear24 is like a Tracy on your wrist.
     
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  12. timm9

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    The additional monthly charge is $5.00. The Watch does have its own number but not for calling purposes. No BT or call forwarding needed. If I receive a call or SMS both Phone and Watch receive notices.
     
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